Reference : The internal market and social rights: friends or foes?
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The internal market and social rights: friends or foes?
[fr] Le marché intérieur et les droits sociaux: amis ou ennemis?
Defossez, Alexandre[Université de Liège - ULg > > Institut d'études juridiques européennes F. Dehousse >]
Munoz, Rodolphe[Université de Liège - ULg > Département de droit > Droit financier international et européen >]
European Union and the Economic Crisis
[fr] L'Union européenne et la crise économique
El Khadraoui, Said
[en] Social rights ; Social dumping ; Lisbon treaty
[en] Analyzing the relationships between the development of the internal market and European social rights faces a major challenge: avoiding caricature. The following example illustrates this point: if, on the one hand, the Laval and Viking cases have rekindled the fear of “social dumping” throughout the Union, on the other hand, the recent developments of European citizenship case law foster the rights of all European citizens. This illustrates that the relationships between the internal market and social rights may rightly be described as “conflicting” or “friendly”, depending the issue at stake and/or the legal basis involved (freedom to provide services versus European citizenship). We’ve therefore decided to focus on what we think are “defining moments” of the relationship between the internal market and the development of social Europe. These choices may appear artificial or incomplete but we think that they encapsulate the basic tension that is going throughout the history of the European Union (EU), since the foundation of the European Economic Community (EEC) to the recent Single Market Act
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